One of the questions we ask in our Adoption Application is about your vet. Having an iguana has the same responsibilities as any other pet, and that includes getting seen by a vet. The time may come for your iguana to have medical care. You will want to have your iguana treated by a qualified veterinarian who is familiar with them. Here are some suggestions for you to choose from. It's always a good idea to check out the clinic while you are still researching, before you adopt or buy. Call the clinic and ask to speak to the exotic vet. A few questions to ask are:
- How many iguanas are seen at this clinic a year?
- How many surgeries have been performed in the last year?
- What types of surgeries were they?
- What kind of tests are recommended for an annual exam?
At the top of our list is Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo! Dr. John Baillie has been seeing RICA's iguanas for many years. He has handled four emergency spays, an abcess the size of a golf ball, numerous infections and several tail amputations. Dr. Kirstin Keller is another great vet at Cedar Pet Clinic. She performed Munchkin's spay and Fluffy's tail amputation. The clinic serves the East Metro area of St. Paul, MN and Western WI. Check out their website at:
In the East Metro of the Twin Cities is Homey Gnome. Dr. Plantz is very knowlegeable
regarding iguanas. She successfully removed two huge bladder stones from Ava.
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In the North Metro is Dr. Robert Melco, DVM at Paws & Claws Pet Hospital. He has treated many iguanas and is familiar with their health needs. His clinic serves the Maple Grove, MN and surrounding areas. Check out their website at: